Four suspected drug dealers have been arrested thanks to a recent series of investigations by the ALERT Medicine Hat organized crime team in Brooks. More than $22,000 worth of drugs have been seized.
The arrests took place between March 28 and April 4, 2019, with the assistance of Brooks RCMP. In total, investigators seized 227 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $22,700, along with one fentanyl pill.“While our team is based in Medicine Hat, ALERT is always ready and willing to work with law enforcement agencies in surrounding communities,” said Staff Sgt. Cory Both, ALERT Medicine Hat. “Investigations like these lead to safer communities for everyone in the area.”
“These dangerous drugs pose a serious threat to the safety of our residents,” added Staff Sgt. Chris Zanidean, Brooks RCMP detachment commander. “We’re glad we are able to work with ALERT to address such threats in a timely, efficient manner.”
Scott Hancock, 41, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.
Adam McGuire, 32, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Damon Clarke, 18, and Lual Deng, 48, have each been charged with trafficking a controlled substance (x2) and possession of proceeds of crime.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Staff Sgt. Cory Both
Medicine Hat Organized Crime Section
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)